What is the difference between one time zone and the next?
The time in each zone is one hour earlier than the time in the zone to its east
International Date Line
line running from north to south through the Pacific Ocean where the date changes from one day to the next
standard time zones
one of the 24 regions of the earth in which noon is set as the time when the sun is highest over the center of the region
why do we have time zones?
because the sun's movement from east to west, the sun appears highest over different locations at different times
any circle that runs east and west around the earth parallel to the equator
semicircles reaching around the earth from pole to pole
how much does earth rotate on its axis? what does this create?
15 degrees per hour; time zones
Tropic of Cancer
23 1/2 degrees north; the sun hits the Earth at about 90 degrees
Tropic of Capricorn
23 1/2 degrees south; sun hits the earth at about 90 degrees
What is another name for longitude?
what is another name for latitude?
Latitude measures up to what degrees?
Longitude measures up to what degrees?
What doe the equator do?
it divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemisphere
the meridian that passes through Greenwich, England designated at 0 degrees
the angular distance measured in degrees, east or west of the prime meridian
the angular distance north or south of the equator